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Massimo Vignelli: The Visionary Behind the Washington Metro's Iconic Design
Explore the legacy of Massimo Vignelli, the visionary designer behind the Washington Metro's iconic look. Discover how his philosophy of simplicity and functionality shaped the visual identity of D.C.'s public transit system.
Braddock’s Rock: A Stone Steeped in History and Controversy
Uncover the forgotten history of Braddock’s Rock – a 7-foot Potomac landmark from Colonial America that was conquered by Washington D.C.’s urban expansion only to vanish underground. Rediscover this site tied to key figures like George Washington and Edward Braddock which blazed the trail for the future capital’s surveyed beginnings despite modern obscurity.
The Silver Sightseer: Washington D.C.’s Air-Conditioned Tourist Trolley
The Silver Sightseer streetcar gave cool, narrated tours of Washington D.C.'s famous landmarks in the late 1950s. Read about this one-of-a-kind, air-conditioned trolley that was specially decorated before it tragically burned down years later when the streetcar system closed.
Outlaw Biker Gangs Bring Violence to Arlington’s Streets in 1966
When motorcycle gangs roared through idyllic 1960s Arlington wielding guns and attitude, this quiet suburb transformed into a hotbed of biker brawls, babes, and cop-defying crime sprees.
From The Tombs to 'St. Elmo's Fire': The Legendary Georgetown Bar that Inspired a Brat Pack Classic
Ever wonder about the real-life inspiration behind the iconic bar in 'St. Elmo’s Fire'? Share your own memories from this Brat Pack inspiration.
Early photo of Dulles Airport's main terminal in black and white
When Was Dulles Airport Built? The History Behind the Gateway
When was Dulles Airport built? Unveiled in 1962, discover its visionary design and transformative influence on Washington D.C.'s landscape.
Exploring the Historical Context of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on August 14, 1963
Take a look at a cool old photo of Union Station in Washington, D.C. taken by Thomas O'Halloran on August 14, 1963. Learn more about the historical context of the photo including the Great Train Robbery, James Meredith's graduation, and the March on Washington.
View of Rosslyn over the Key Bridge in 1964
A Look Back at Rosslyn from Georgetown in 1964
Take a journey back in time to 1964 with this photo of Rosslyn, DC, taken from Georgetown. Get a glimpse of what the city looked like over half a century ago.
The Last NFL Team to Integrate Was the Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins were the last NFL team to integrate. Owner George P. Marshall ran a southern-focused media empire.
Awesome Old Pan Am Advertisements
Remember when flying was glamorous and an event to really look forward to? Pan Am was an incredible experience and here are some ads for what they offered back then.

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